Mobile Agricultural Science Lab is Coming to Montgomery County Schools in Fall of 2015
Montgomery County Office of Agriculture, in partnership with the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Montgomery County Public Schools, the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF) and the Montgomery Countryside Alliance are working collectively in bringing a Mobile Science Lab to Montgomery County Elementary Schools. The theme for this mobile science lab is entitled Food, Fiber and you.
The Mobile Science Lab will provide a variety of hands-on experiences in County schools to further engage students in learning about agriculture. The County will utilize the mobile lab programs and services provided by the MAEF to deliver specialized education to the students in the elementary schools of MCPS through the Food, Fiber and You program.
The goal is to utilize the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation programs to increase the opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning about where food comes from in a unique learning environment where they will hypothesize, experiment, collect data and draw conclusions from lessons relevant to everyday life.
Over the next five years, the mobile science lab will reach every elementary school in the County. For more info on the Mobile Science Lab, please click on the following link: Mobile Science Lab
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